By Young Min Jung
Many international students attend Columbia College. They are from a variety of countries such as Russia, China, Korea, Vietnam and Brazil. Their cultures are different from America, especially the food. Columbia College provided a chance to try many countries’ foods at the fourth annual International Dinner on March 18 in Dulany Hall.
According to Britta Wright, advisor of the International Club, the purpose of the International Dinner is to allow international students an opportunity to highlight their cultures through food. She said she got the idea of an international dinner while attending a conference. Several of her colleagues at different institutions told her about their experiences in hosting this type of event. The students helped to prepare and serve the food as a way to showcase their respective cultures. They assist the dining hall staff to prepare and serve the food, sharing recipes from all over the world. The event has gotten bigger and better each year, Wright said.
Photo by Young Min Jung.